August 17, 2019
Bangla CM inaugurates digital library of State Secretariat
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday inaugurated a grand project – the Digital Library of the West Bengal Secretariat. The library is located at Writers’ Buildings and is one of the oldest and largest libraries under the State Government.
A huge number of books, documents, census reports, old editions of newspapers, gazettes of Kolkata (then Calcutta) Municipal Corporation, etc., many dating back to the 18thcentury, have been digitised and are now available to anyone at the click of a mouse.
The materials are arranged topic-wise in the ‘Catalogue’ and ‘Archive’ sections. There is also an ‘Advanced Search’ section. Besides these, there is a section on the history of the library and a gallery of pictures of the archives.